Inquiry Into the Corn Laws


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[003289] Dirom, Alexander; Mackie, William. An Inquiry Into the Corn Laws and Corn Trade of Great Britain, and Their Influence on the Prosperity of the Kingdom. With Suggestions for the Improvement of the Corn Laws; To Which is Added a Supplement. Edinburgh: William Creech, 1796. First Edition. 4to. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. xi, [1], 262; [2], 53pp, [1], near contemporary half calf and paper over boards, smooth back divided into six panels by six gilt rules, title lettered direct to second panel, remaining panels with central quatrefoil gilt device, rope roll to edges of calf.

Outer joints very slightly split but holding well, corners bumped and rubbed, small dent to centre of board fore edges, internally some light browning, occasional hint of foxing, but generally fairly bright and clean.

Previous owners book plate to front pastedown (Montagu Burgoyne (1750-1836), politician, who wrote several books including a couple on allotments).

Kress B3116; Goldsmiths 16650